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CBS
Jan 19, 2010 6:00am EST
the miss america pageant. why is it relevant in 2010? it's very civic and uplifting. stay tuned, you'll be shocked. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , >>> this is wjz and wjz.com, baltimore. >> good morning, maryland, now don scott, marty bass, breaking news with wjz news team, your first warning weather and traffic control with sharon gibala. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> hello again, it's a cold day's start but that cold. sharon gibala in traffic control. marty is over at first warning weather. >> looking at some beautiful statistics. going to 50 degrees at lunch. which is nine degrees above normal on the way to 51, 52 degrees. we're at about 31 right now. at about 45-49 during the dinner hour. it's going to be a super tuesday in january. don. >>> thank you. there's always trouble somewhere and sharon has it in traffic control. >> reporter: there's more trouble on the roads now than ten minutes ago. a bunch of accidentses including the one on the west side of the beltway on the outer loop at baltimore national pike blocking the lane with a 20-minute delay. watch for a new wreck on 83
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 7:09pm EST
correspondent lara logan continues our series cbs reports: "where america stands." >> reporter: for more than a decade, americans have been living in what's been called the age of terror. from africa in 1998 to new york and washington in 2001 to the skies over detroit in 2009. >> al qaeda and its extremist allies will stop at nothing in their efforts to kill americans. >> reporter: the report card is grim. between 1998 and 2001 al qaeda terrorists struck u.s. and western targets just four times. three countries were hit, 248 people were killed. then came 9/11 and those figures skyrocketed. 144 attacks in eight years by al qaeda or its affiliates. 24 countries hit. all told, including the world trade center, more than 4,300 people killed. al qaeda's main area of operations has expanded beyond afghanistan. it now has substantial bases in yemen, iraq, algeria, somalia, and kenya. home ground terrorism is also on the rise from boston to dallas to new york city. 44 plots have been uncovered in the u.s. since 9/11, 12 of those last year alone. the problem for the u.s. is personifyed in radical
CBS
Jan 7, 2010 7:00pm EST
tonight. thank you. and coming up next here on the "cbs evening news," where america stands on a growing national epidemic-- the problem of obesity reaching the breaking point. >> couric: resolutions to lose some extra pounds are common this time of year and they couldn't come soon enough. as we begin this new decade, the country facing a dangerous weight problem. consider this: in the late 1970s, 15% of american adults were obese. by the early '90s, that number had jumped to 23% and most recently 35%. so how do we reduce our waistlines and return to a healthier state? seth doane traveled the nation to weigh what's being done about this growing crisis as cbs reports "where america stands." >> okay, three piece crispy and a diet pepsi. >> reporter: the evidence of an epidemic is everywhere. two-thirds-- 190 million americans-- are overweight or obese. if you had to grade the united states when it comes to obesity ... >> i'd give us an "f." >> reporter: a national report card no one is proud of. obesity-related diseases are a nearly $150 billion medical burden every year. >> we're going to
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 7:19pm EST
opening, the book's plainspoken, sometimes profane words hit mid-century america like a boaltd of lightning. if you really want to hear about it the first thing you'll probably want to know is where i was born and what my lousy childhood was right. j.d. salinger's catcher in the rye was a literary sensation from its first appearance. the centra figure, 16-year-old n caufield, is one of the most recognizable figures in 20th century american fiction. the story isn't much, call spends a long weekend in new york wondering through central park visiting other haunts. it's not what he does. it's how hoe thinks and expresses those thoughts that has made "catcher in the rye" so compelling for so many for so long. in his feelings of isolation and awkwardness he was an early version of the postwar disaffected young. james dean in "rebel without a cause." dustin hoffman a decade later in "the graduate." let character was embraced by millions from artists and writers to the deeply troubled mark david chapman, who said he killed john lennon in 1980 to promote the book. the rough language in hol
CBS
Jan 6, 2010 7:00pm EST
the "cbs evening news," where america stands. hollywood technology plays a supporting role in training the u.s. military. if you have overactive bladder and you worry your pipes might leak (pipe doctor) ask your doctor about treating with vesicare. (pipe woman) then you could treat yourself to a night out with fewer urges or a day with fewer leaks or a trip with fewer overactive bladder problems. (pipe doctor) once daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to reduce frequent, sudden urges and leaks day and night. if you have certain stomach or glaucoma problems, or trouble emptying your bladder, do not take vesicare. tell your doctor right away if you have a serious allergic reaction, severe abdominal pain, or become constipated for three or more days. vesicare may cause blurred vision so use caution while driving or doing unsafe tasks. common side effects are dry mouth, constipation, and indigestion. (pipe woman) so, you could treat yourself to more time with friends and family or more of whatever you like to do with fewer urges and leaks. ask your doc
CBS
Jan 29, 2010 7:00pm EST
of crazy stuff that's going to destroy america." >> reporter: but an old friend noted that when they both served in the illinois legislature, obama was known for reaching across the aisle. >> over the past year in my view, that attribute hasn't been in full bloom. >> reporter: the president then conceded both sides are at fault. >> just a tone of civility instead of slash-and-burn would be helpful. >> reporter: throughout what was essentially a policy debate, the president demonstrated intimate knowledge of the issues. >> we'd refund part of your payroll tax for every dollar you increase those wages faster than inflation. it's a simple concept. >> reporter: and deep familiarity with republican positions. >> i understand that. i've read your bills. you know, i've read your legislation. >> reporter: when the scheduled 45 minutes was up, the president said "let's keep going." >> you know, i'm having fun. >> reporter: republicans were on their best behavior. there were no "you lie" moments. but when the president thought the last question was unfair, he let them know it. >> will that new
CBS
Jan 30, 2010 6:30pm EST
recalled nationwide. eight models, including the camry, america's bestselling car. >> we're trying to reassure as many customers as we can that the fix is going to come sooner rather than later but the most important thing is we want to get it done right. >> the chances of your car accelerating out of control statistically are very small. >> reporter: consumer reports alto specialist mike quincy believes toyota will recover but the influential magazine has temporarily withdrawn its recommendations for the cars in question. >> these are fundamentally sound cars. now, whether or not toyota can make anends with their customers, in the long run, i think they will. in the short run, i think they're going to have some losses. >> reporter: losses because toyota has stopped the nation's 1200 dealers from selling the affected models. and because some toyota owners, like joseph hauter, say they gamble every time they get behind the wheel. >> i'm just going to have to take my chances. >> reporter: and trying to capitalize on toyota's troubles, general motors and ford both offering incentives on
CBS
Jan 21, 2010 7:00am EST
by election. and as you know, they're the largest growth voting bloc in america. >> i watched you yesterday on some of the hearings on the terrorist attack. you want somebody held accountable. do you think it will happen? >> if it's business as usual in washington, everyone will be responsible, so no one will be held responsible. it's very disappointing. >> senator john mccain, pleasure to see you, sir. >> thank you, harry. >>> how to southern california where another powerful storm is expected this morning. hundreds of people vulnerable to mudslides have already left their homes. but hundreds more have decided to stay put despite evacuation orders. this morning dave is in la canada flintridge just north of los angeles. he has our first look at the weather. good morning, dave. >> reporter: good morning. i want to give you a little bit of an idea of exactly how steep and unstable some of these hillsides are. this is where we are, la canada flintridge, and you can see behind me, above me and around me, items nothing but mud. this steep hillside, though, doesn't tell the whole story,
CBS
Jan 17, 2010 8:00pm EST
kid in the america. >> i've never sung before or danced before in a movie. i trained for three months to be able to do the number. ♪ i've got ♪. >> penelope cruz was the first spanish actor to win an oscar. she's become the sofia loren of her generation. >> i never felt oh, i think i look good. >> you know it's there you know t you feel t you know how men react to that. >> that i didn't say that i know it is there. >> you do know it's there. >> no, i think --. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm lesley stahl. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm byron pitts. >> i'm charlie rose. >> i'm scott pelley, those stories and andy rooney tonight on "60 minutes." td a a straighy simple, fair pricing. no hidden account fees. no shenanigans. just good value. real help. smart people who are easy to work with. that's what td ameritrade stands for. what does your investment firm stand for? it's time for fresh thinking. it's time for td ameritrade. you know why i sell tools? tools are uncomplicated? nothing complicated about a pair of 10 inch hose clamp pliers. you know what's complicated? shipping. shippin
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 6:00pm EST
economy to the environment, what is america doing to meet the challenges ahead. we'll preview our network wide series, where america stands. plus despite all our problems, a new, cbs poll shows an awful lot of optimism about our future. we'll find out more on next. >>> here's a look at closing numbers from wall street,,,,,,,, >>> winter is here, and the season can get very cold. will tomorrow be any different? meteorologist bernadette woods is in the newsroom with what we can expect yesterday. >> it's going to be more of the same. temperatures are cold, as we head through the afternoon, temperatures not going up that much. the clouds will build in, there could be a couple of flurries as we head through the afternoon. the same idea on wednesday, but then on thursday, we start to see a few changes here. you notice temperatures creeping up, not even into the 40s but creeping up from where they are right now. a storm could bring us temperatures in the 40s before refreshing up on the weekend. >>> the new season of the bachelor kicks awe on abc tonight. but first only et can fake you in
CBS
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
, it's the best coverage in america. >> smith: our coverage of the disaster in haiti will continue in just a bit. for the prosecutors today charged washington wizard star gilbert arains with felony gun possession. last week the n.b.a. put him on indefinite suspension for bringing four guns into the locker room last night. he could get five years in prison if convicted. the white house expects the financial industry to repay all but about $117 billion of their taxpayer bailout. today, the president asked congress to impose a tax on america's biggest banks to recover the rest. >> if these companies are in good enough shape to afford massive bonuses, they are surely in good enough shape to afford paying back every penny to taxpayers. >> smith: the tax needs congressional approval and republicans may try to block it saying the banks would pass the tax on to their customers. u.s. intelligence believes the attempt to blow an american jetliner out of the sky on christmas day may have been part of a larger plot against the united states. today, government officials told cbs news there is what
CBS
Jan 7, 2010 7:00am EST
, "where america stands," continues tonight only on the "cbs evening news." now back to "the early show." >> it is now 8:04, time to go back to president dave price at mt. rushmore. he has another check of the weather. you got my vote, dave. >>> in our area, we are looking at a cold day but not like we have not seen before. 28 degrees or right around 30 right now, areawise, that's about what we are dealing with. we are looking at a bit of snow moving in our direction, moving across the great lakes and we'll start to see it heading into the overnight hours. 38 degrees our daytime high. we go down to just around 26 with snow arriving around midnight, look for >> announcer: this weather report sponsored by tur boy tax software.cer: this weather turbotax. choose easy. >> reporter: brutally cold conditions continue here stretching all the way down to the southeast. much more on this in the next half hour. maggie, we will send it back to you. and by the way, a quick note, maggie, this time of the year, you can really beat the crowds at rushmore. >> i bet. you have to be hardened to the c
CBS
Jan 3, 2010 7:00pm EST
for 25 years now. it's why quicken loans is one of america's largest mortgage lenders. - and that's why i love... - i love being a home loan expert. ♪ captioning funded by cbs and ford-- built for the road ahead. >> kroft: bradley birkenfeld spent most of the last decade living in switzerland, helping wealthy americans hide their money. tonight, you'll hear how he did it, and how he touched off an investigation that would shake 300 years of banking secrecy to the foundations of its underground vaults. how unusual is it for a swiss banker to come forward and say, "this is how it works"? >> it's never happened before in history. i'm the first one. >> pitts: there is a sacred tradition in the military-- leave no one behind on the battlefield. but many veterans are beginning to believe their country has left them behind at home, once they're out of uniform and in need of help. that help is supposed to come from the department of veterans affairs. and today, there are a million veterans waiting for the v.a. to handle their disability claims. you served your country for 18 years. >> yes
CBS
Jan 25, 2010 6:00am EST
announcer ] this is america. and this is our cheese. kraft singles. american cheese. only one nation could create it. and that nation is...america. a nation of dreamers, try-harders, doers. try doing this with roquefort. it's made with milk, never oil like some other slices. it is the culmination of the american dream, all wrapped up in individual slices. kraft singles. the american cheese. >>> here come your updates from marty and sharon. >> coming to the end of this run, want you to give it a couple hours. sound the all-clear. you may be watching, reisterstown, hunt valley, columbia, i think you're going to see a little more rain before it's over with. no problems coming home from work and school. partly sunny and breezy. look how warm it'll be today. mid-50s. now to a high of 64. 6 shy of 70. now over to sharon gibala, wjz traffic control. >> too many problems to mention for this morning's commute, all of them at least. we have an accident working on 70 though. westbound lanes at 32. watch for a shed in the middle of the road. a downed tree also between mount carmel and mount zion
CBS
Jan 20, 2010 4:00pm EST
christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> reporter: bank of america lost more than $5 billion in the final three months of last year. the loss came from bad consumer loans, as well as the company's repayment of its government bailout money. b of a's new ceo says he expects economic conditions to remain fragile you through the end of the year. at morgan stanley, they have shifted from losses to gains. that led to a profit of over $600 million in the last period. the second winning quarter after a year of losses. in the housing market, construction. new homes and apartments fell 4% in december. partly because bad weather delayed projects across the country. permits increased. and that could point to an upswing in spring. looking at the broader global picture. the uinated nations will continue to recover in year. but the comeback will be fragileil and uneven. the u.n. sees a global growth rate of 2.4%. here in the u.s., when children are not in school, they're spending just about every waking minute on an electronic twice. a study from the kaiser family foundation, looks
CBS
Jan 12, 2010 6:00pm EST
america stands," with a at how new treatments may stave off this devastating disease. only on the cbs evening news. >>> here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a warmup finally coming. wjz is live with fiermt first warning weather coverage. first, meteorologist bernadette woods is going to make us all happy. she has a more detailed look at what we can expect. bernadette? >> we begin to thaw out. tomorrow morning, going to be a cold one. we'll start off around 20 degrees. but as we head through the afternoon. sunshine, clouds will warm up to about 40 degrees. that's still below the average of 41. but it's in the right direction, right? tomorrow night, we still drop. but there's continued warmup in the five-day forecast. for more on that, here's bob. >> i think thursday and friday feel pretty good. 40, 44. 48. 42 on saturday. there's a chance we may be on the northern edge of rain or sweat snow perhaps. >>> the woman at the center of a reality show scandal is speaking out. mark steines has more from hollywood. >> reporter: coming up on entertainment
CBS
Jan 27, 2010 4:30am EST
telephone system operated and controlled by the united states of america. it's not clear what the men were trying to do but conservatives were outraged when landrieu cut a deal negotiating an increase in medicaid funds for louisiana in exchange for her vote on health reform. >> i am not going to be defensive about asking for help in this situation. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say this appears to be more a case of political jinx versus espionage. bob orr, cbs news, washington. >>> los angeles is cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries. the city council voted to approve a law that would close many of the pot clinics. it's estimated there are between 800 and 1,000 of them. the new law also requires the clinics to be at least 1,000 feet from schools, parks and other public spots. >>> and no more roving for one of the mars rovers. "spirit" is trapped in soft sand so nasa will use it for research. with martian winter approaching, it's been working on mars for six years and counting. >>> straight ahead, your weather and the wildcat get declawed as the number one basketball t
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 7:00am EST
the president. that's not the right thing to do for america. america does need some real insurance reforms. you could simply expand the medicare program that everybody knows to people who are over 55 instead of 65. the house and the senate passed very good expansionses in medicaid which helps young people, for example, and hard working people who can't work for people with no insurance. those are the kinds of things that you can do. and we can run those three reconciliation. the chairman of the budget committee said he'd be willing to look at things in the budget bill. i think if we can't get the whole thing, we can get some good stuff done before the election. >> aim being polly an made to think that after all of this effort was put into this and now it doesn't seem to be working, that both sides could sit down together and say what do we really have in common and work together to form something that might be palletable to help the people who don't have insurance or who are one medical catastrophe away from bankruptcy? >> i always thaways think that' trying. they believe if they o
CBS
Jan 3, 2010 11:00pm EST
are grounded. >>> america's war on terrorism could be shifting to yemen following growing threats of more al-qaeda terror attacks. the tsa is now increasing security to stop future attacks in the states. >> reporter: international travelers bound for the u.s. will face ramped up secure screening. the tsa has issued new guidelines this wake of the christmas day plane attack that include patdown body searches and hand-check be of all carry- on bags on flights originating in select countries. it includes 14 countries the u.s. considers to be sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest. fresh threats of al-qaeda terror attacks have prompted the u.s. have a britain to close their embassies in yemen. >> there are indications al- qaeda is planning to carry out an attack against a target inside of yemen. >> reporter: the alleged plane bomber, umar farouk abdulmutallab, said he was trained by al-qaeda in yemen and given explosives to blow up a
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 7:03pm EST
be now. but for some, there is a promise of a new life in america. this week, we followed 53 of them to the u.s., first to pittsburgh where some met their new parents. and now a home in washington state is the setting for a new beginning. cynthia bowers now with the story of the baker family plus three. >> reporter: when the bakers and their newest children finally arrived home to hugs this week... >> hi, lili. >> reporter:. >> reporter: ...it was the end of a surreal journey for thamar, davidson and lili. three of the orphans airliftd from the earthquake now about to start a new life on solid ground and in soft beds. >> welcome home. >> reporter: even though haiti may be a world away, nat and chris baker have devoted years to the impoverished island nation. >> every time we traveled to haiti we see kids on the street hungry and hurting and alone and scared. that breaks my heart. every child deserves a chance. >> reporter: five years ago, they adopted a girl from haiti, a new sister for their two biological sons. kimberly's mother was too poor to raise her. on a return visit a f
CBS
Jan 6, 2010 7:00am EST
of spread. >> it's true that the squeaky wheel usually does get the oil and maybe bank of america will not want to drag this to court and will just you know shut you up and comply if it does go to court, is unfair a legal argument on your part? >> well you know there's a lot of legal arguments and certainly b of a is prepared for litigation of this nature. at the end of the day, the legal system is composed of people judges juries and if they don't have a good enough explanation, there's always a legal avenue to find a way to seek justice. >> do you think maybe you're being idealistic? >> i would hate to think i'm ever being anything but. >> that's a great answer. but you understand that there are possible likely consequences. if you don't pay your bills, this will affect your credit legal expenses although you'll probably represent yourself will it be worth all of the risks? >> i represent consumers regularly and i'm used to fighting underdog cases. it's part of my job. this is really not a big deal in terms of taking an underdog case. >> all right. ben pavone good luck. keep us
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 4:30am EST
with salty snacks. the three most popular ones in america are loaded with it. potato and tortilla chips are almost half a gram in one serving and popcorn has nearly 3/4 of a gram. >> we found that increased salt intake in the u.s. is now as big a problem as cholesterol, almost as big a problem as smoking. >> reporter: the vast majority of salt in the american diet comes from processed foods, not from people adding it themselves. >> you have to look at the package, we have to work with the manufacturers. ups we do that, it will go up even if we ban salt shakers from every house in the u.s. >> reporter: we're not talking about a huge sackry fipts lee grams of salt that experts say to cut out daily comes to about four supplies of bologna. dr. john lapook, cbs news, new york. >>> in it tulsa, firefighters answered an unusual distress call. they had to rescue a litter of newborn puppies stranded far down a narrow drain on mother wednesday. the mother had given birth to them during a blizzard. rescuers had to cut open the top of the pipe to reach the pupities. they were taken to the vet
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 4:30am EST
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CBS
Jan 4, 2010 4:30am EST
government to keep the pressure on america's enemies. kimberly dozier, cbss new, the white house. >>> those five measures suspected of plotting attacks in pakistan are due in court take. the five young muslim men are from the washington, d.c. area. they were arrested in december carrying a map of an area near a nuclear power facility. police say they'll seek life sentences on terror charges, but the men are expected to be deported back to the u.s. >>> tomorrow president obama meets with his security advisers to review events that led up to the detroit airline attack. the president returns from his vacation in hawaii today. he left there early this morning. the first family wrapped up their vacation with a visit to the honolulu zoo on sunday. >>> on the cbs "moneywatch," shares in asia had a mixed start to the new year this morning and emily smith is here in morning with that and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, most asian markets kicked off 2010 with moderate gains. japan's nikkei climbed 1% while the hang seng lost a fraction. wall street begins the new year
CBS
Jan 1, 2010 3:35am EST
the way it is. >> he was called the most trusted man in america, newsman walter cronkite. >> i fantasized of being a star and a song and dance man. >> president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time. 2:00 eastern standard time. some 38 minutes ago. vice president johnson has left the hospital. >> in many respects i'm very fortunate and very lucky. i understand that every day of my life. >> in august, senator ted kennedy died after a prolonged battle with brain cancer. the death of the man known as the lion of the senate marked the end of an era in politics. >> tried to live with the upside. i mean the positive aspects of it and try to muffle down the sadness of it and know that you have no alternative but to continue on. >> it really was a year of incredible sadness. one of the stories that touched us all was the death of jett travolta that's coming up. >>> oprah, charlie and simon. which tv stars fwanbanked the m in 2009? being mcdreamy has paid off for dempsey, he ranking in a reported $250,000 a show for a 22-episode season of "grey's anatomy." up to $5.5 million a
CBS
Jan 23, 2010 6:00pm EST
midsize sedan in america. we speak the 2010 ford fusion hybrid. get in... and drive one. >> clark: there are a few of them hanging around here. >> verne: j-e-t-s, jets, jets, jets -- get your hat on straight. pittman just fouled out. >> verne: rick barnes had hopes he was going to be a factor today. >> clark: yeah, and i anticipated that he would be too. just never really was able to get going. the early foul trouble. kind of stifled what he was able to do. for texas to be the best it can be, he's got to get back to being that double-figure scorer that he was in 11 of the first 14 games. had a monster game against north carolina. big game against michigan state as well, i think -- i know the north carolina game, he was terrific. >> verne: big double-double in that game but he's fouled out for the first time this year and now gavin edwards at the free-throw line. his father, earl edwards -- we speak about the nfl -- gavin edwards' dad, earl, long-time player in the nfl. four different teams, mostly with the 49ers. from gilbert, arizona. tried football and the youngster said "uh-uh.
CBS
Jan 16, 2010 11:00pm EST
industry in norway, and the rubber industry in south america? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other information to read and consider carefully before investing. james: and welcome back to our new york studios and the subway postgame show. i am james brown. coming up for many of you, your late local news. with indianapolis victorious this evening over the ravens by the score of 20-3, indy advances to next sunday's a.f.c. championship game awaiting the winner of tomorrow's san diego-new york jets contest. of course we will bring you that next sunday right here on cbs. and tomorrow we will be back with another edition of the "the nfl today" at a special time, 4:00 eastern leading up to the divisional playoff game between the jets and the chargers. dan and coach, talk about the colts. dan: moving forward, san diego and the
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 6:00am EST
quit, i don't quit, that's what president said to america last night. kye jackson from capitol hill on the state of the union address. >> reporter: good morning. president obama hoping to use his first state of the union address on health reform, but he had to focus on the economy. the president of the united states. >> reporter: president obama enters congress for his first state of the union address. one year in, the president says that the economy and job creation are at the top of his agenda. >> people are out of work, they're hurting. they need our help. i want a jobs bill on my desk without delay. >> reporter: he spoke about last year's bank bailout. >> i hated it, you hated it, it was about as popular as a root canal. >> reporter: he's proposing new tax credit. >> a new tax credit for one million small businesses who hire new workers or raise wages. while we're at it, let's also eliminate all gains on small business investments and provide a tax incentives for all large businesses an all small businesses to invest in plants and equipment. >> reporter: congress says it does not m
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 6:00am EST
respects we are a proxy for many special needs families in america and if we can share in part the determination about traying to move toward the cure, chasing that miracle but also chasing the miracle of living life every day and how we cope with adversity and some of that is what we write about in the book as well. >> i don't want to -- i want to lighten this up a little bit. your kids have normal brains, they're like normal kids so all of a sudden hear's brendan fraser who, you know, the mummy, have they seen the movie? >> have they seen extraordinary measures? >> have they seen the movie the mummy? >> oh, all three of them, absolutely. >> the guy that chased the mummy is playing you. did you ever have any of those conversations? >> absolutely. when i first told them it was brendan fraser my older son john who's healthy, he was sp at the time his eyes lit up. he said dad, this is great, with these guys they're going to end up shooting their way to a cure. >> i would have held out for the rock. >> man, i'm telling you, it's pretty cool. >> maybe there will be a sequel. >> thanks
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Jan 1, 2010 6:00pm EST
in that shining moment in 1969, anything seemed possible for america. >> after that monumental space flight, neil armstrong announced that he would never fly in space again. he started teaching others about his experiences. >> amazing experiences, too. >>> boy, i'm glad i shoveled off my driveway last night. because of all of that slush out there. >> we are turning cold. and we are going to stay there for a while. right now, not too bad. 38 degrees outside at this point. you can see the winds are picking up out of the west/northwest. and that's going to usher in this new round of cold air. we'll feel the difference and have the forecast when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> we could be in a frozen wonderland very soon. we saw is last -- it last night, didn't we? >> it was fun out there. hope you guys had a great new year's also. and a safe one also. we see a couple of flurries and sprinkles making their way across the state. what we've got going on here, a few of them. that is it. but don't be surprised if you see some of them coming out of the skies. this is very light. al
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Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
neighbors in the americas. and for americans, they are family and friends. it's characteristic of the american people to help others in time of such severe need. >> as help from around the world trickles into haiti, word of who survived is trickling out. mike schuh reports, one baltimore-based nonprofit struggled to learn the fate of its workers there. >> so many deaths. so much destruction. war communication. terrible worry. 1500 miles away. in tranquil fells point. leslie mancuso presides over japiego, a healthy nonprofit. the ones top of mind are those in haiti. >> our first worry was, how were our team, family members and their families? >> without word, they asked all of the other groups for help. >> we have been there for 15 years. so when you work like we do in helping a country train its doctors and midwives and work like maternal child health, you have friendships. >> reporter: yesterday, they received an e-mail that three of the staff members were safe. but three were unaccounted for. then, this morning, a phone call from the doctor in charge saying that he and two others we
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Jan 24, 2010 8:00am EST
saying there would be no peace for america until there is security for palestinians. >>> the haitian government formally called off search efforts yesterday, but hours later, crews made an incredible rescue from the rubble, a 24- year-old man was buried alive for 11-days in a hotel grocery store. karen brown has this story. >> reporter: define the odds, a 24-year-old man pulled from the ruins of a hotel in haiti days after the earthquake. surviving on beer, soda and cookies, is he in good condition. on friday, it was hand reaching out for life. 21-year-old imanual buto wassed from the wreckage of his home. he survived by dripping his even european and lost so much weight, he needed a rope to hold up his pants, but these may be some of the last to be pulled from the rubble in haiti. the government has declared an end to the americansy search and rescue phase. >> we have to accept as the days go on, chances get slimmer. >> reporter: united nations said it has been the most successful rescue effort in its history. now, the main focus is providing relief supplies to the estimated 1.5 mil
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Jan 8, 2010 5:00pm EST
and muslims throughout the world are on the side of america and on the side of the world. we're not going to allow terrorism, or terrorists to hijack or religion. >> reporter: abdulmutallab was moved under heavy security. back to the prison, where he will remain until his next court date. drew levinson, cbs news, detroit. >> counter terror officials and other experts say the botched christmas day bombing and december 30th assault demonstrate al qaeda can react quickly when opportunities arrive. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. dangerous music player. one family's claim that an ipod put a toddler in a hospital. >>> i'm suzanne collins in annapolis. when a man refuses to stop texting in the courtroom, it leads to a scuff, broken bone -- scuffle, broken bones and a new consideration in cell phone policy. >>> beat a cold in the cold. the key items to stock up on to survive in this brutal weather. >>> and as mary said, this cold when is moving in. the updated forecast with bob is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> texting and refusing to stop in a court leads to broken bones and
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Jan 6, 2010 4:00pm EST
, if you can tell us, this is something we are seeing far too frequently across america. do you ever see a day when we will no longer seeing major politicians being convicted in courts of law and in some cases for stupid situations? >> remember, now, since i'm a recovering politician, you know, i feel, take a little umbrance at what you say. we've had a lot of mayors that were not charged or convicted of anything and generally, you know the people who run for office are doing it because they really want to serve the community. i think in this instance, there was, you know, some serious misjudgment made but it's very important, if we want to look at any bright side of this, to note that throughout the investigation and the charges as it relates to mayor dixon, there therewas never a suggestion of bribery, that is taking a gift in return for doing some kind of favor. >> that's former baltimore mayor curt smoke and he talked about the english tradition. there's another saying, heavy is the head that wears the crown. that will fall upon stephanie rawlings blake. >>> still to come, mayor
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Jan 25, 2010 4:00pm EST
that the president is still in touch with middle class america? >> no. i think he comes across as being kind of like an elitist. a professor, talking great ideals. >> reporter: others wish the change the candidate promised would have come faster but believes he can still deliver. >> part of me who is a realist who understands that, boy, a year is not a long time. >> reporter: by focusing on jobs in the economy, the president hopes to reconnect with americans during the state of the union address and buy more time to turn things around. >> reporter: in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the initiatives for middle class families were only part of the president's proposed budget if for fiscal year 2011. and as the president focuses on economic recovery. according to a new report, sales fell 16.7% last month. that's the largest monthly drop in more than 47 years. lawmakers were not expecting such a dramatic decrease, because they extemedded -- extended the tax credit for first-time home buyers. experts say it could be a sign that it won't expire. >>> there say benefit for
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Jan 28, 2010 4:00pm EST
growth. >> reporter: tonight, where america stands on the war on cancer. >> knowledge will provide us with a new way of attacking this dreaded enemy. >> reporter: i'm katie couric, cbs news. >> you can see more of the report tonight at johns hopkins on the "cbs evening news" at 6:00. >>> another rough report from wall street today. disappointing economic numbers sent the markets into a downward spiel. the dow jones industrial average was down 113 points. the s&p is down 13 points. -- downward spiral. the dow jones industrial average was down 113 points. the s&p is down 13 points. >>> the company that supplies toyota with gas pedal systems is shipping replacement parts to to to the factories. gm and ford are trying to cash in on toyota's misfortune. they are offering incentives, including 0% financing and cash back on most models for toyota trade ins. >>> ford posted its first profit in four years. the only u.s. automaker not to take government money made $2.7 billion last year. it expects to remain profitable this year. >>> the labor department says new unemployment claims fell by 8,0
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Jan 29, 2010 4:00pm EST
animals. the 4-year-old giant panda, tisean, will soon be traveling back to china. the cub america saw grow up will be heading to a breeding program, where he will hopefully meet a mate. the zoo says it hopes the boast for ty and hopes he makes the best transition. >> he lived with his mom and dad longer than any other baby panda has in captivity. hopefully he'll learn something and learn more in china. >> reporter: giant pandas are still one of the most critically endangered species on the planet, with fewer than twitch00 in the wild. >>> medical breakthrough. people with breathing problems often spend too much time in the hospitals. but new technology could help them get ahead in life. that's healthwatch. >>> i'm ron matz, at the timonium fairground. and it's time for the expo. meet jack the kangaroo, coming up here on wjz. >>> and we stay clear of winter. winter weather, that is. the weekend forecast is still ahead. wjz is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com, instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click wjz.com. >>> it's cold outside. can't get that from t
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Jan 14, 2010 7:09am EST
much government money. it was reckoning day for the heads of the biggest banks in america. >> somehow we just missed the that home prices don't go up forever. >> reporter: commissioner wanted to know why they played with firks sell think risky and complicated investments while assign ulg taken yusly placing bets on their failure. >> sounds to me a little bit like selling a car with faulty brakes aunts thefrn buying an insurance policy on the buyer of those cars. >> reporter: lloyd blankrfein, chairman and ceo of goldman sachs, spent the most time under the microscope. he was asked several times how his company would have faired without $10 billion in taxpayer dollars. he hedged. >> i can't sit here and tell what you would have happened and i know for sure no one else knows either. >> reporter: and what about those huge new bonuses all the banks are give something. >> we understand the anger felt by many citizens. >> reporter: the bank ceos insist they have reformed their pay structures, tying more pay to equity, so employees have a stake in the long term health of their firms. russ? >
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Jan 19, 2010 7:00am EST
america to get troops and get to the right back hand corner of the hotel montana and find out daughter, britney. she was in the exact corner of the hotel. >> reporter: i know it's been frustrating for you in terms of trying to get information, and so we were there on sunday night, we saw a number of rescue teams working round the clock up there. we sent another one of our producers up there yesterday. there are eight different teams working very hard from eight different countries very much in concert. so i hope that at least gives you some solace or some notion that they're not being neglected. >> oh, great, thank you. >> i don't think that we think that they're being neglected. we know that there are teams working really hard and we all appreciate that so very much. but i think there's -- everybody can understand when it's your loved one, it's never enough, it's never fast enough, and we're just thinking do they need people up there to help, you know, move the rubble and clear the way for the guys that are doing the search and rescue. anything. i mean, time is against us her
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Jan 25, 2010 7:00am EST
. jennifer aniston is not having a party just yet. >> all right, people of america, you heard it from perez hilton. calm down. this is, quote, very false. perez, thanks a lot. take care. >> thank you. >>> harry? feel better? >> we all feel better. >> because you were so worried. >> concerned. we want to see them live happily ever after. >> they're a great couple. you know, yesterday if i was miami walking around little havana with dave, and i can't tell you how many people were asking me if dave and i were a couple. so, dave, please, please set the record straight on that rumor right now. >> reporter: yes, indeed, we are. we are a couple. >> no! >> good morning. first warning doppler radar, we have a bit of a break in the action. as we get ready to come to the end of the event between carroll county and the chesapeake bay. a couple of light passing showers. still a steady rain around. let's take a look at the forecast for the day. it's in the mid-50s now, going for a high of 64. partly, windy this afternoon. we will keep advisories for possible flooding in effect until 1:00. >> report
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Jan 28, 2010 7:00am EST
like image repair mode, the late night star is setting down for a daytime confession al. >> america has taken sides. and a lot of people are not on your side. >> you yeah, i understand that. >> he's got to tell his side of the story and remind people of why they liked him in the first place and what it was that made him number one in late night for a decade and a half. >> reporter: and while jay took a beating, it seems he can take it on the chin. >> it's like being a fighter and say when you get punched in the head did it hurt? well, yeah, but you're a fighter. >> reporter: hattie kauffman, cbs news, los angeles. >> if you're going dish it out, you have to be able to take it. >> i miss the jokes. it was fun. >> they're being too nice now. oh, well. >> we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. wow, that's a low price! wow, that's a low price! i think i'll get him a cart. [ man ] wow! [ male announcer ] staples has low prices on everything you need for your office. staples. that was easy. what are you really buying? a shiny coat of paint? a list of features? what
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Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
, that america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back at bull run and the allies first landed at omaha beach, victory was very much in doubt. when the market crashed on black tuesday and civil rights marchers were beaten on bloody sunday, the future was anything but certain. these were the times that tested the courage of our convictions and the strength of our union. and despite all our divisions and disagreements, our hesitations and our fears, america prevailed because we chose to move forward as one nation. as one people. again we are tested. and again we must answer history's call. one year ago i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse, and a government deeply in debt. experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. so we acted. immediately and aggressively. and one year later, the worst of the storm has passed. but the devastation remains. one in ten americans still cannot find work. many businesses have shuttered, home
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Jan 8, 2010 7:02pm EST
up next "where america stands kw-pb ots its on its h-2 woes and what's being done to keep the country from going dry. (announcer) at the end of a year, about 95% of smokers who try to quit cold turkey will be unsuccessful. if you haven't been able to quit smoking, you haven't failed, maybe your method of quitting has. but you can do it. you may just need the right tools. clinical guidelines recommend treatment and support to improve your chances of quitting smoking. why not get all the help you can? make a plan, get support, and talk to your doctor about prescription treatment options that can help you quit smoking. and to find out more, go to rethinkyourquit.com i eat yoplus. it has the great taste of yoplait, plus antioxidants, plus fiber and probiotics, plus calcium and vitamin d. new yoplus. the proactive nutrition yogurt. but now that i'm breathing better with advair... i can enjoy the zoo with my grandkids. (announcer) for people with copd including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both, great news. advair helps significantly improve lung function. while nothing can rev
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Jan 12, 2010 7:06pm EST
appreciate it. and coming up next on the "cbs evening news," where america stands on alzehimer's disease. the latest on a possible cause and new treatments. [ clayton ] my name is clayton. i'm from beetown, wisconsin. and i smoked for 31 years. cigarettes had a very strong hold on me. i'd drive through a snowstorm to buy a pack of cigarettes. and i have. ♪ the thing that jumped out about chantix for me was i could start to take the pill and i could continue to smoke for up to a week. [ male announcer ] chantix is a non-nicotine pill. in studies, 44% of chantix users were quit during weeks 9 to 12 of treatment, compared to 18% on sugar pill. it's proven to reduce the urge to smoke. i know my 14-year old was very happy that i had quit. after i quit, we found a pack that she had hid on me. so -- and i just threw them away. [ male announcer ] talk to your doctor about chantix and a support plan that's right for you. some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice agitation,
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Jan 28, 2010 7:00pm EST
prison. ren rep, cbs news, chicago. >> couric: turning now to the economy, america's top banker is staying on the job. the senate today confirmed ben bernanke to serve a second term as chairman of the federal reserve. the vote was 70-30, the closest ever for a fed chairman. meanwhile, the line for unemployment benefits is growing. the government said today another 470,000 americans put in their first claims last week. unemployment was, of course, the main focus of the state of the union address, and today, chip reid tells us the president took his plan for dealing with it on the road. >> reporter: the president joined vice president biden in florida to announce the administration's biggest stimulus project of all. >> right here in tampa, we are gonna start building a new high-speed rail line. >> reporter: $8 billion to begin a european-style, clean-energy, high-speed rail system. planners hope it will eventually connect cities across the country, the largest infrastructure project since the interstate highway system. the white house claims it will create tens of thousands of jobs.
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Jan 17, 2010 8:00am EST
still in it. and now we go to the playoff, we were one of 8 cities in america involved in the playoff. we're in the upper 25% of the nfl two years in a row. >> we have something to be proud of. >> they kept us in the game halfway through january. that's not a bad thing. >> but the weather is not going to be good. >> it's going to be great. it might sound strange, but i wish it would rain. it's going to be just rain. no big deal. just 1/4" to 1/2" of rain. temperature is not dropping. zero snow in the forecast. the winds now coming at us because low pressure approaches from the south at 7 miles per hour. the barometer at 29.98. it's going to fall through the course of the day. 36 degrees in oakland. it's a mild morning. 34 cumberland. 37 hagerstown. 39 d.c. and easton and packs river. westminister at 40. 38 columbia. 36 rock hall. it's a big slug of moisture. we didn't have the mile pull of air, we could have been looking at quite a wintery scenario. it is just going to remain rain and we keep it mild here until we move into the middle of next week. we see temperatures dip a bit. we go
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Jan 5, 2010 4:30am EST
searches. but some experts hope america isn't relying solely on airport security to prevent another attack. >> instead of looking for dangerous objects like toenail clippers and bottles of shampoo, we should be looking for bad people. >> reporter: they want improves in the nation's intelligence system. officials were given a numb clues about suspected terrorist uhe mar pa ruk abdulmutallab before the attack. but the dots were never connected in time. also during today's meeting, agency heads will inform the president of lessons learned during the christmas day incident and changes that have already been put into place. michelle? had. >> and, whit, there are also reports this morning of an inauguration day threat to the president. what are the details on that? >> reporter: yeah, this is an interesting story from the "new york times." they're reporting that inauguration last year, security officials were concerned that some somali extremists were planning on coming to the united states and detonating explosives while president obama took the oath of office. well, it turns out they wer
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Jan 1, 2010 7:00am EST
back to harry. >>> this past year was historic. it was america's first year with an african-american president. last january, as barack obama was sworn in we went down to the national mall in washington to meet some of the people who wanted to see this moment in history for themselves. ♪ politics and patriotism and the presidency. it is the place where the secular and the religious merge, and one of the sacraments of our national religion is the inauguration. ♪ my country 'tis of thee sweet land of liberty ♪ >> reporter: so it was as many as 2 million pilgrims made their way to washington and the mall to witness this most sacred event. ♪ land where my father died ♪ >> reporter: as the oath was recited, alleges the speech was delivered. >> the time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit. >> reporter: emotions were laid bare. tears were shed. >> no matter how optimistic i've ever been as a human being i never thought this moment would come and i met these wonderful people total strangers and we can all share it together. >> reporter: inauguration is a renewal of faith. >> f
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Jan 31, 2010 10:30am EST
good hands? somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >> schieffer: finally there's been so much wonder expressed about the election of scott brown, i'm beginning to think that if it had happened in ancient times it might have been included in the bible. for sure, back then people were always looking for signs. and the politicians saw brown's victory as more than just a sign. he gave them old testament level shivers worse than moses felt when he realized that burning bush was talking directly to him. but was it more than that, i wonder? did it herald a new age of miracles? utter brown's name and the waters part. think about it. republicans tried for a year to kill health care reform. if brown's vict
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